VIENNA, Ohio – There will be calling hours from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon and services at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for David H. Smith age 84, of Vienna who passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Northside Medical Center.
David was born in Point Marion, Pennsylvania on August 9, 1932. His parents were Gwyn and Pauline Waters Smith.
He spent his first four years in Point Marion before he moved to Niles in 1936.
He graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1950; afterward he attended Youngstown College and worked at Western Reserve Lumber Company in Niles, Ohio.
He married Virginia Watson in 1952 and they celebrated 65 years together.
David served his country in the Army Engineer Corp at Ft. Belvoir with the Double Nickel Deuce 552 Engineers and spent 1952-1954 in Korea.
Following his time in the service he returned to Western Reserve Lumber which later became Robbins Ave. Lumber. His career in the lumber business has included 5 years with Alliance Wholesale, 28 years managing Babcock Lumber Company and 20 plus years with National Industrial Lumber Co. (NILCO). Over this time of employment he graduated with a degree from Architectural Hardware School at The Ohio State University and also was a registered Redwood Grader. He enjoyed another career after attending classes at John Carroll University and became a licensed Real Estate agent.
He was active in the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene where he served many years as treasurer and teacher of an adult Sunday School class. David served on the Nazarene District boards including; Advisory Board, Camp Board and Finance Committee.
He loved vacationing at Cape Cod with his wife Virginia.
His grandchildren were his pride and joy. A devoted family man, a devout churchman and a dedicated employee and boss; David lived a full life.
He will be sadly missed by his family; his wife, the former Virginia Watson Smith; his children, Tim (Doris) Smith of Vienna, Ohio, James Smith of Hartville, Ohio, Heidi (Jim) Elsey of Pulaski, Pennsylvania, Eric (Sherri) Smith of Livonia, Michigan; his grandchildren, Jillian (Matt) MacKenzie, Jared Smith, Abby (Bobby) Roetger, Emily Smith, Lydia Smith, J.D. Elsey, Gretchen Elsey, Rachel Smith, Justin Smith; his great-granddaughter, Audrey Roetger; sister-in-law, Joan Smith and former daughter-in-law, Kathleen Smith of Granville, Ohio.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ivor G. Smith.
There will be calling hours on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon with the service starting at Noon with Pastor Michael Byus officiating. At the conclusion of the service at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home full military honors will be provided by Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
David will be laid to rest at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hubbard Church of the Nazarene 1815 Cherry Lane Dr. S.E. Hubbard, Ohio 44425.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, February 15 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.